Welcome to the third of ten blog posts that collectively will highlight over 50 authors. What is SFFWA? It’s a group of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Women Authors. This all came about when I asked myself if it was possible to have a giveaway that featured all women who write within the SFF community. You’re about to see just how possible that is, coming August 1st*.

A few ways you can show your support:

  1. Follow them on social media. Clicking the books below will take you to their Goodreads page where you’ll find their twitter.
  2. Sign-up to their newsletter from their website also found on their Goodreads page.
  3. Buy their book(s). Read their book(s). Then leave a review. Some even have their book(s) listed on Kindle Unlimited.

Previous Spotlight Weeks


Safe Passage
by Rachel Ford

Go big or go home. For privateer Captain Magdalene Landon, it’s all about going big. For Kay Ellis, it’s about getting home.

Together, they’re about to architect the most daring heist in the galaxy.

Kay knows too much. She knows it’s a matter of time before a Conglomerate hitman finds her. She’s desperate for safe passage back to Union space.

Then Magdalene shows up, promising a way home in exchange for that information. It’s a risky bet, but Kay is out of options. So she strikes a deal: the heist of the century for her freedom.

Kay is playing a dangerous game, and she knows it. She’s made herself Enemy Number One of the Conglomerate. She’s relying on privateers for her safety. It’s a fool’s game. But the worst part is, her fool’s heart is starting to warm to the enigmatic captain. And that’s a risk for which she hadn’t planned.


Backlash
by S.A. Hoag

Before Team Three became Team Three, there was The Blackout.

Vista Security is used to the feral bands of human wandering the landscape since a brief and devastating war wiped away civilization. Sixteen years later, they’ve adapted to dealing with the challenges facing their safe haven.

That is, until a new threat appears, one they never expected and one they have little defense against. Security throws in everything they can muster; it quickly takes a toll. Their advantage – an untested team of officers barely more than children themselves; officers with dark secrets and a hidden agenda.

In a free-for-all battle to preserve one of the last sanctuaries of man, Team Three discovers their secrets are their strength and that their future will take them far beyond what they’ve ever known.

Action, a bit of romance and a good splash of sci-fi set the scene for Backlash, the prequel novella of The Wildblood series.


Mark of Truth
by Graceley Knox

Ever Leath, leader of the deadliest crew within the Magical Enforcement and Containment Agency’s ranks, has always known she’s a half-breed—until a visit from her estranged mother changes everything. She’s determined to marry Ever off for political gain, no matter the consequences—even if it means Ever’s life.

Searching for the truth leads to disturbing doubts about Ever’s heritage, and just as answers appear, so does Dare Fitzpatrick. Captain of the Royal Goblin Guards and son to the current Goblin King, he claims he knows who Ever’s real father is and that she could be in danger. Ever doubts Dare, until he helps her escape the clutches of her would-be suitor and grants her shelter within the Goblin Kingdom.

Staying in Goblin, which has previously been off-limits to half-breeds, is a risk Ever has to take to keep everyone she loves safe. Neither of them planned on the fiery heat between them, but Dare won’t take no for an answer. Ever knows she can’t risk losing her heart to the cocky goblin, despite her attraction to him. At least that’s the plan.

Until it all falls apart.


Never Trust a Vampire
by Vivian Lane

Second Edition Expansion!

The people we save look at us like we’re superheroes, or guardian angels, but we bleed.

We break.

And sometimes, we even die. Becoming a paladin means sacrifice of self.

Saving innocents is always top priority, so when the vampire Adam asks for Agent Seven’s services to rescue children from L.A.’s reigning vampire, The Agency won’t let her refuse. Company motto is the only good vampire is a dead one, so what makes this guy different from all the rest? This feels like a trap.

Will Adam prove her wrong, or be her downfall?

Strange Allies novel #1. Urban fantasy.


The Dragonslayer’s Sword
by Resa Nelson

Astrid assumed all dragons should be killed – until she met one that changed her mind. In the medieval Northlands, a dangerous family seeks power. They slaughter anyone who gets in their way. Only children’s rhymes hint at what’s to come. No one recognizes the danger at hand. Astrid doesn’t know she holds the key to this power. She’s just a blacksmith who makes swords for dragonslayers. But Astrid has a dark secret: A dragon once chewed her up and spit her out. She hides the old scars covering her body through shapeshifting. But the time for hiding is over. The world Astrid knows is about to change. If she fails to change with it, everyone she loves will die.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This YA Epic Fantasy series is written for adults but appropriate for ages 14 and up.

Categories: SFFWA

E.L. Drayton

E.L. Drayton was born and raised in Bronx, NY. As the daughter of a former high school English teacher, she was taught how to read and write before she even started formal schooling. She picked up reading quickly and could understand books well beyond her age. Later, her passion for writing came as no surprise. Ever since she has spent countless years building a library of books from all sorts of authors. Each book improving her writing along the way. Her decision to become an independent author was her destiny. Currently, she's working on her own universe, Stonehaven, with many books planned. There's also a planned illustrated novel series called Twin Crossing. She resides in Los Angeles with her wife and their two puppies.